25 Jun 2021

GWM Tank 300 could arrive next year

GWM Haval Australia could soon be selling the Tank 300 as a rival to the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. GWM Haval is moving quickly on expansion plans for Australia and absolutely nothing is off the table when it comes to potential new models. One of the strong contenders is

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25 Jun 2021

GWM Ute upgraded, two new cut-price models coming

Refreshed brand GWM is bringing improvements and even cheaper variants to its lineup. GWM is rolling out upgrades to its Ute dual-cab utility models and introducing two new variants for even sharper pricing. The upgrades improve throttle response and suspension tuning and are fast, sweeping changes made by the Chinese

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23 Jun 2021

Jeep Gladiator gets payload upgrade and new equipment

Upgrades arrive for Jeep Gladiator as the range is consolidated with a new model. Jeep Australia has introduced a revised Gladiator lineup with increased payload for the ute plus more equipment with a slight bump in price. The double variant lineup consists of the Gladiator Rubicon and Night Eagle, with

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17 Jun 2021

Ineos Grenadier prototype gets it first independent test

The all-new Ineos Grenadier has been put through its paces in prototype form. Ineos has opened the doors at its partner’s testing facility in Austria for a select few journalists to test the upcoming Grenadier four-wheel drive in as a prototype review. Not yet launched and not yet finalised for

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17 Jun 2021

Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior revealed ahead launch

Nissan’s Navara rival to the Ford Ranger FX4 Max, Toyota Hilux Rugged X and Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been shown ahead of its official launch. Nissan is on the cusp of launching its new Navara PRO-4X Warrior, revealing images of the production model ahead of its official debut. Finalising validation

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16 Jun 2021

Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition to see out iconic model

Only 800 units of specially trimmed and badged 4×4 to be offered in Australia. Mitsubishi is farewelling the Pajero, announcing on 14 May that a ‘Final Edition’ will bring an end to the nameplate in Australia. After a production run stretching almost 40 years, including the fourth generation that’s been

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11 Jun 2021

Isuzu MU-X nears launch, orders open

All-new version of seven-seat SUV promises new tech and sumptuous interior with four-wheel drive credibility. Isuzu UTE Australia has presented the first images and initial details of the next-generation MU-X SUV, with the order books open ahead of its local release later this year. Described as all-new, the upcoming MU-X

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11 Jun 2021

Ford Bronco wins design award

Retro-inspired 4×4 praised for its “pragmatic, emotional design” at annual design award presentation. Ford’s all-new Bronco has won a design “gold award,” presented by the German-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. From 10,000 entries across multiple categories (architectural, industrial, packaging, user interface, user experience and service design, to name a

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10 Jun 2021

Ford’s new electric ute platform could come to Australia

New architectures will be dedicated to trucks and SUVs as well as passenger cars. Ford is developing two new flexible vehicle architectures that will be crucial in the company’s future development of utes, SUVs, and four-wheel drives. One of the platforms is a scalable battery-electric vehicle platform for the next-generation

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10 Jun 2021

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series revealed

New LandCruiser 300 revealed and detailed: new looks, new tech, new engines, new chassis, and improved off-road performance. Toyota has officially revealed its highly anticipated new 300 Series LandCruiser. The replacement for the 15-year-old 200 Series, the new model brings a familiar look but with distinct new flavours thanks to

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03 Jun 2021

Land Rover Defender crowned best designed car in the world

A third win for Land Rover in design category at annual World Car of the Year awards. Land Rover’s new Defender has been judged the 2021 World Car Design of the Year, as part of the annual World Car Awards that recognise automotive excellence. Highlighting new vehicles with innovation and

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02 Jun 2021

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series to be revealed next week

Highly anticipated and all-new 300 Series Cruiser is finally about to break cover after. Toyota Middle East has confirmed in a social post on Instagram that it will reveal the all-new 300 SEries LandCruiser next week. Set to make its debut there on June 9 at 9:30 pm local time,

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26 May 2021

What’s the Easter Jeep Safari all about?

Wrangler, Gladiator and classic Jeepster get the JPP and Mopar treatment for the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari. For four-wheel drive, and particularly Jeep, aficionados in North America, there’s no time like Easter. That’s because it’s time for the Easter Jeep Safari, which sees Jeep lovers from all over the USA

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19 May 2021

All-new RAM 1500 arrives in Australia

RAM brings a significantly upgraded 1500 ute to the Australian market. RAM’s newest generation pick-up truck is now available in Australia, bringing big tech upgrades, a mild hybrid engine, a new look, and a bump in price. Sitting alongside the previous DS-generation 1500, the new DT-gen ute arrives over half

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19 May 2021

What to expect from next year’s Dakar

There will be more sand and a return to the ‘Empty Quarter’ in the 2022 Dakar. Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have released initial details of the Dakar Rally route for 2022, which goes through some familiar towns and cities in Saudi Arabia, but is claimed to be 80 per cent

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